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Jul 5, 2011 4:30am EDT
for some republicans. former massachusetts governor mitt romney and former utah governor jon huntsman spent the day in new hampshire. newt gingrich and michele bachmann campaigned in iowa. >>> 100 people are now u.s. citizens after a fourth of july ceremony. >> congratulations. you are america's newest citizens. >> it took place at george washington's mt. vernone estates. speakers urged the new americans to have big dreams and pursue them. >>> first lady michelle obama will help salute military families during tonight's washington nationals game. before the game, children from military families will escort her to firstthetghehe homeplate. >>> what were the fourth of july be without fireworks and a hot dog eating contest? >> 5 4 3 2, 1. >> joey chestnut scarfed down 623 hot dogs in 10 minutes. at coney island. he was a six short of his own record. meanwhile, sonya from alexandria won the women's contest. she downed 40 hot dogs. >> go sonya. >> what do you say after that? they at 102 hot dogs in 10 minutes. >> that is enough to make you what -- not want to eat breakfast. >>> that other main
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 4:00am EDT
and phillies. cole hamels, jon lester, 0-2. top four. oh-oh. look out. adrian gonzalez. off hamels' glove hand. the easy play a a first for the out. he's in pain. leaves after four. x-rays were negative and he'll make his next start. top eight, red sox up 3-0. make that 4-0. for the sun devils. dustin pedroia with the solo bomb. next batter. jason varitek. yep, that's gone too. second solo home run of the game for him. the red sox with back to back jacks. the red sox win 5-2. jon lester ends up getting the win. >>> this is fascinating stuff. ghostly, never before seen images of the "titanic" have just been released taken last year by a 3d camera. >> in one of these you can see the last remaining lifeboat crane. those lifeboats were launched before they were full as people famously. >> another image shows where the metal hull of the ship ripped in half. these are the windows of the famous luxury suites. >> another image shows the captain's quarters. the choice of fresh or salt water to bathe in. incredible pictures. >>> coming up next, stories we'll be following later today. >>> plus in monaco
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 11:35pm EDT
it that summer popcorn feel with a little bit of action, a little bit of fun. >> reporter: jon favreau is the director. on a roll after dodog the successful "iron man" movies with robert downey jr. this one is close to his heart. you always wanted to make a western? >> yeah, i wrote a western right after "swingers." i've been trying to work in this milieu for a long time. >> reporter: what is it about westerners you love? >> it's a classic american forerule. it's opera. big characters and big stories. there's a hero, somebody who needs redemption. those stories are told time and time again. >> there's a sort of simple thethic that the western man lived. it really was self-reliance, you know. it was simple rules. finish what you start. you know? do the best job you can. they're all -- they were work ethic rules really. and so it's nice to do a film that has that as, you know, as part of the armiture of it, the simplicity, straightfordness and something really sort of black and white. >> take 'em to missouri, mit. >> reporter: for decade, hollywood made western movies like "red river" to
ABC
Jul 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
's bring in jake tapper and jon karl from capitol hill. jon, they tried to work on a smaller reduction deal but that didn't go much better. >> reporter: the divide is as deep as ever. they outlined 1.7trillion cuts, not enough but democrats called it completely unacceptable because it included cuts to medicare and no tax revenue increases. steny hoyer said he couldn't get a senior democratic vote for a plan. >> that means that it couldn't pass. courthouse have any idnew ideas >> reporter: they're pushing for the big deal, a lot of pain at one, entitle tks. president obama outlined the plan and said, you can't expect seniors to give up $500 when you went own ask for $5 from people like me. wealthy individuals. >> jon, the leader mitchell mcconnell is looking at a contingency plan which could be a short-term extension. >> reporter: he's tight-lipped about what they mean. they could give him a chance to accept that which he ruled out or one with no tax increases. >> the president very clear on that. >> reporter: he said he's not signing any short-term plans. the debt ceiling needs to be raised
ABC
Jul 13, 2011 7:00am EDT
that to happen. >> with that let me bring in our team. jake tapper, jon karl on capitol hill. jon, given the deadlock, the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell says he doesn't think a deal can be reached so calm up with a last-ditch fallback. >> reporter: last choice option, only if the talks completely collapse. it's complicated but the bottom line is, it would give the president the authority on his own to gradually raise that debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion between now and the election. the political burden is all the president's. he can do it without spending cuts and even in the face of opposition from the majority in congress. i talked to a lot of republicans in the house, rank and file, who say it's not acceptable. they want real spending cut, a lot of them and nothing else. >> there's no guarantee of spending cuts even though it would avoid tax increases. any openness in the white house to that and where do they think the talks are right now? are they as pessimistic as mr. mcconnell? >> reporter: well, mcconnell's deal sent two signals to the white house, one, good news to them
ABC
Jul 17, 2011 8:00am EDT
answers from our two guests today. budget director, jack lew and jon kyl. two people around the negotiating table. in the meantime, also the report about wanting to go back to the grabbed bargain. speaker boehner said he wants to do that. the president said he wants to do that. the question is whether they can get elements on boararto pass such a thing. that, also is something that is being required right now by the ratings agency. moodys. standards & poors. said they must have some credible deficit reduction plan, 4 trillion or so over the next 10 years because of the way they are looking at the u.s. dollar and threatening to downgrade u.s. credit worthiness, and add to the catastrophic woes a default can bring. >> if we do not have a plan by this friday we will not meet the august 2nd deadline. all right. cristiane, a lot of tension there in washington. be sure to join christiane where she sits down with office of management and budget, jacob lew and senate minority whip, jon kyl on "this week." >> now, filling in for ron claiborne once again is abc's andrea canning. >> go
ABC
Jul 4, 2011 5:00am EDT
governor jon huntsman spent the weekend hampshire. in new >> i was doing it the good old fashioned way. g out and meeting people. spend the day in michellehire while will campaign elsewhere. >>> janet jackson is opening up the first time about her virtual duet with her brother michael. t day villiers after his death. performed the iconic song "scream"in london. she said it felt great listening to his voice. >> i that that was quite a performance. 5:50, 4 check on weather and traffic. the minds ofs on everybody for the fourth of july. >> i cannot remember a report of not have we did storms developing in the afternoon. usually they cleared away in the fireworks display. >> evacuation on the national yesterday. >> we could have that issue again today. safest in a building or car. lightning will be the biggest afternoon with strong wind. garden variety storms could bring lightning. lightning is dangerous. this is a look at the base, some clearing in the skies. take a look at some of the totals, a series of storms yesterday. teddy stays in montgomery county, 1.8. adelphi, 1.6. arlington, 1.3.
ABC
Jul 4, 2011 6:00am EDT
competitors were hitting the campaign trail. michele bachmann, jon huntsman. he was searching for support in new hampshire. >> doing it the way it should be done getting out getting small groups of people. >> our founders were not afraid to talk about a creator. they were not afraid to articulate the fact that we were created in the image and likeness of a holy god. >> hunstman will spend independence day in new hampshire. michele bachmann will be in iowa. >>> let's check on traffic and weather. all eyes are on how the day will shape up. >> said that everybody should have their umbrellas and ponchos -- you said that everybody should have their umbrellas and ponchos ready. >> might annual forecast is to have that umbrella -- my annual forecast is to have that umbrella handy. be prepared. lightning is the main concern with everybody being an outside. if you hear thunder, that means lightning is in the area. your safest inside a structure -- you are safest inside a structure. you are also safe from lightning inside your car. look at the rain from those storms yesterday. chevy chase 1.81 in
ABC
Jul 5, 2011 5:00am EDT
trail. massachusetts governor mitt romney and former utah governor jon huntsman marched in a parade in new hampshire. newt gingrich and michele bachmann and rick santorum joined a parade in iowa. >>> prince william and his wife kate middleton are wowing crowds. on prince edward island yesterday, prince william got behind the controls of the military helicopter. kate watched from the ground, but later they competed in a dragon boat race. they leave for three day trip to california on july 8. >>> tyler ferrar is in france, and it did not stop him from celebrating an independent state. he became the first ever american to win this stage of the tour de france on the fourth of july. it's his first personal victory in the prestigious race. his teammate retains the yellow jersey. >>> 5:48. take a look at the weather today. how's it looking? >> not too humid. light to moderate. almost a break from the humidity. it is not a complete reprieve. a little bit of a fluctuation. >> we will take it. >> it will be back tomorrow. that is for sure. take a look at the chesapeake bay this morning. ling
ABC
Jul 5, 2011 6:30pm EDT
$17 billion in taxpayer money. money intended to helel the unemployed. tonight, abc's jon karl investigates. >> reporter: florida resident robin dekle was behind bars for violating parole on a drug charge but that's when authorities say she got more than $5,000 in unemployment checks last year. when she got out, florida officials say she blew that taxpayer cash on a trip to orlando and universal studios. and that may be the tip of the iceberg. over the past year, more than 1 out of every $10 the federal government dolled out in unemployment benefits, nearly $17 billion in all, went to people who should not be getting them. some jailbirds. most of them people who kept collectiti checks even after they landed a job. it's especially infuriating to those who play by the rules. >> i know times are hard for everybody, but people who go through the process, i'm -- you're legally trying to do the right thing, it's a hassle enough. and to find this out makes you want to, you know -- >> it's taxpayer money. so, we take it very seriously. and we are activity and energetically putting plan
ABC
Jul 6, 2011 4:00am EDT
. >>> the red sox, there's jon lester as the red sox took on blue jays. lester strikes out adam lipid. he left with a no-no ink tact. blue jays down 3-0. jose bautista, deep into the night, 28th home run of the season. blue jays are down now. later in the inning john mcdonald and heads to home, mcdonald, the throw, nicely done. he may have beaten the tab but the red sox win it, 3-2. >>> albert pujols expected to miss up to six weeks with a small fracture had his left wrist, back after 15 days. activated tuesday but not in the lineup. holliday was. that leaves in a early. 16th multihome run game of his career. lance berkman gets every bit of that pitch, 350th career home run as the cards win , 8-1. that'll do it for this espn news update. i'm will selva. >>> all right. well, police in the bay area are trying to track down a stolen picasso and the man would swiped it from the san francisco art gallery. >> a well-dressed man in dark glasses grabbed the pencil drawing and hopped into a waiting taxi. the 1965 work titled "head of a woman" is the size of a standard sheet of paper but experts say it
ABC
Jul 15, 2011 4:00am EDT
down its debt. abc's jon karl explains. >> reporter: we took a journey to the u.s. mint in philadelphia for a lesson in how the government is losing money by making money. this is the presidential dollar coin. congress ordered the mint to make millions of them to honor every dead president but nobody seems to want them. they cost 32 cents a pop to make. the mint makes nearly 2 million of them every day. do the math. about 600,000 dollars a day to make them. because almost nobody uses these things, most go directly into storage. we found a bunch of them 100 miles down the road in a vault. here at the federal reserve in baltimore, the coins are packed into plastic bags stacked one on top of each other all the way up and down this aisle several aisles of them, millions and millions of dollars in presidential coins. federal reserve says they are piling up so quickly they are spending $650,000 to build a new vault in dallas to hold them. shipping the coins there will cost another $3 million. senator jack reed was one of the co-sponsors of the bill that directed the mint to make the coins. us
ABC
Jul 5, 2011 7:00am EDT
and jon huntsman met face to face. what did they say? >> it was a nice exchange, a nice greeting. wishing each other luck and being friends. that's the way that all the candidates on the republican side should be. >> reporter: halfway across the country in clear lake, iowa, two other candidates enjoyed the same parade though hardly the same crowds. >> hi there. happy fourth of july. >> reporter: the surging michele bachmann was surrounded by a sparkly throng of supporters and a new campaign bus. the fourth is a glorious day for all americans including candidates. for them, it may be a chance to take a break from their recent big obsession, cash. mitt romney expects to come in somewhere south of 20 million. tim pawlenty, jon huntman and ron paul all way south of that. around 4 million apiece. meanwhile, president obama could raise as much as 60 million, though he spent the day with men and women whose value is beyond priceless. >> i cannot think of anybody i would rather celebrate with than all of you, the men and women of our military and our extraordinary military families. >> reporter:
ABC
Jul 7, 2011 7:00am EDT
. abc's jon karl joins us from washington. all talks secret up until now. what more do we know about what president obama and the speaker of the house have been discussing. >> reporter: a big deal here, george. as you mentioned, this would mean that the president would go along with reductions in spending to social security and medicare, most likely cost of living increases going down and in exchange republicans would accept some increase in tax revenues as part of an overhaul of the tax code. as one top administration told me, we need to do something unthinkable on entitlements. they need to do something unthinkable on tacks. >> unthinkable may be the word. these talks have been going on between the president and speaker boehner but there hasn't been a lot of discussion among a wider conferences in the house and the senate democrats and republicans and i guess the big question coming out of today's meeting, when other leaders find out about it, is it something they can work with and is it something that will fly? >> reporter: a great question. boehner and the president may be able t
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